Medical psychology

Paperback | January 1, 2012

byRobert Dunn

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1863. Excerpt: ... ,. 38 feel before we can perceive, and we perceive before we can think. And, while sensation is the earliest and lowest, so is ratiocination the latest and the highest of our mental manifestations. Tims the phenomena of the intellectual consciousness are the last to be evolved, and the latest to reach their maturity. Now man, in regard to sensational and perceptive experience, stands on the same platform with the lower animals; for the mental process is alike intuitive in all, and the difference is one of degree, and not of kind. In some respects, indeed, they greatly outstrip him; for he has neither the far-seeing eye of the eagle, nor the scent-smell of the hound. But the difference between him and them rests specifically and fundamentally in the greater number and higher order of his psychical activities--in his intellectual, moral, and religious endowments, his reasoning and reflecting powers; for the lower animals are alike destitute of the highest plane of perceptive development--of the frontal, towering, and backwardly extending convolutions--the seat of the moral and religious intuitions--the sole prerogatives of man; and, through the whole series, with some rare exceptions among the highest mammalia, of those characteristically large and deep, but unsymmetrical transverse convolutions on the surface of the hemispheres, "adorning the human brow as with a diadem," and which, as I believe, are the seat of the faculties of the intellectual consciousness--of imitation, imagination, ratiocination, and reflection--in fine, of the faculties of calculation, of order or arrangement, of comparison and causality, of ideality and wonder, " through the instrumentality of which he can number the stars, and, with instruments furnished by the higher mathematics, can weigh and measure the pl...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1863. Excerpt: ... ,. 38 feel before we can perceive, and we perceive before we can think. And, while sensation is the earliest and lowest, so is ratiocination the latest an...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021723481X

ISBN - 13:9780217234818

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